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When I cast on for the Business Casual KAL, as you might recall, I was really excited about using my new swift and ball winder to wind a lovely skein of Cascade Heritage Sock. Long story short, after knitting the leg of my first sock, the ball got really tangled and pulling from the centre just kept revealing more knots. Since I’m at home and not at school (where my ball winder is), I’ve spent the past two evenings detangling and rewinding my yarn by hand. I’m not entirely sure what I did- all of the balls I had wound before were fine.

Fortunately, I’ve finished the untangling and rewinding… back to knitting! I’m done the heal and I’ve moved onto the foot. These socks are lovely but are coming along very slowly. I sense there will probably be some second sock syndrome when it comes time to cast on the next one! I’m hoping to cast off the first in the next few days. We’ll see. (Rav link)



Linking up with KCCO, Yarn-Along, and WIP Wednesdays as usual!

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Have you used Yarn Bras before? I like to use them when I knit from the center of cakes I have wound on the ball winder. It keeps everything nice and snug. I get the tangles when the center of the balls get too loose so the Yarn Bras solve the problem for me. The socks are lovely,by the way.

    • Hi Stacy- I had never heard of a yarn bra before, so I looked it up- what a neat idea! It reminds me of the plastic netting that is used sometimes to package things. I might actually have some from when I got my swift so I’ll try it out and see if it gives the same effect. If not it sounds like these will be a good investment.
      Thanks SO much for the advice! Have a great day 🙂

  2. I have been having a similar issue with my swift/winder. I’m not sure what is going on with it. If you find a solution, let me know ;-D

    That sock pattern is incredible! I really, like the lattice design.

    • Thanks Michelle- did you see Stacy’s comment above? I will try her suggestion and let you know how it works out.

      The pattern is free- if you click on the Ravelry link above it is linked there. It it a great pattern 🙂

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